Bull Run, battles of.
The gathering of Confederate troops at Manassas Junction (q. v.) required prompt and vigorous movtzelman, taking a wide circuit more to the left, to cross Bull Run at different points and make a real attack on Beauregard'uly 20) with 6,000 fresh troops.
Hunter's column crossed Bull Run at Sudley Church, led by General Burnside, with Rhode Islhe greater portion of the National army was flying across Bull Run towards Centreville — leaving behind them over 3.000 men,t were imperative.
The first he heard of the disaster at Bull Run was through a morning paper from Philadelphia, on July 22s army, and prudence dictated its immediate flight across Bull Run, and even to the defences of Washington.
But Pope determ effect.
This movement was made during the night, across Bull Run, to the heights of Centreville, the brigades of Meade andark, and Lee did not pursue; and in the morning (Aug. 31) Bull Run again divided the two great armies.
So ended the second